Fictional Espionage Agencies with Interesting Acronyms

C.I.S.O. (Canadian International Security Organization), from the Captain Canuck comic book series. Not to be confused with C.S.I.S., the current Canadian spy agency.

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C.L.I.T.O.R.I.S. (The Committee for the Liberation and Integration of Terrifying Organisms and their Rehabilitation Into Society), from Red Dwarf

 

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C.O.B.R.A. (Criminal Organization of Bloodiness, Revenge and Assassination), an international terrorist organization, headed by Cobra Commander, from the G.I. Joe series.

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G.R.A.M.P.A. (Global Reaction Agency for Mysterious Paranormal Activity), an international intelligence agency in Marvel Comics.

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I.S.I.S (International Secret Intelligence Service) is the agency employing the lead characters in Archer (TV series). Not to be confused with those blood thirsty Muslim terrorists.

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K.A.B.O.O.M. (Key Atomic Benefits Organization oMankind), from the movie The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear.

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SPECTRE (Special Executive for Counter-intelligence, Terrorism, Revenge, and Extortion), from the James Bond series.

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  • T.H.U.N.D.E.R.(The Higher United Nations Defense Enforcement Reserves), from Tower Comics.

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U.G.L.I. (Undercover Global League of Informants) in the Hardy Boys book, Secret Agent of Flight 101.

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U.N.C.L.E. (United Network Command for Law and Enforcement) and T.H.R.U.S.H., from The Man from U.N.C.L.E.. (The meaning of T.H.R.U.S.H. was never revealed on the series; but, in the novelizations it was stated to be “Technological Hierarchy for the Removal of Undesirables and the Subjugation of Humanity”.)

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V.E.N.O.M. (The Vicious, Evil Network OMayhem), the evil mask-wearing cohort from the 1980s Saturday-morning cartoon M.A.S.K.

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V.I.L.E. (The Villains’ International League of Evil), Carmen Sandiego’s band of international thieves.

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Z.O.W.I.E. (Zonal Organization for World Intelligence and Espionage), from the movies Our Man Flint and In Like Flint.

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